In 2012, the city embarked on an innovative approach to solving one of Lincoln’s toughest transportation problems: the traffic congestion and safety concerns surrounding the intersections by 14th Street and Old Cheney Road. The innovative approach was a design competition, through which three engineering teams were asked to evaluate the current intersection and independently come up with their best concept that addressed the identified goals and community input. The team with the best design would receive a contract to complete the final design.
In 2015, the city announced the winning concept. This concept was chosen because it proved to be the greatest balance of city-identified goals and community stakeholder-identified priorities.